August 2017 events

11 Jul 2017

Below you’ll find a list of events featuring PEN South Africa members, as well as a selection of other noteworthy literary events, classes and workshops happening around South Africa. If there is an event you’d like us to feature let us know.

  • Launch of Prunings by Helen Moffett
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Tuesday 1 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Helen Moffett will be launching her book Prunings.
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  • Launch of The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M. Szczurek
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 2 August 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA Board Member Karina M. Szczurek will be launching her memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink in conversation with Mervyn Sloman.
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  • Decolonising South African Editing: In my own words debate
    Where: Wits Senate Room, East Campus, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 2 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: rsvp@jacana.co.za
    Thabiso Mahlape will be emceeing this debate and Redi Tlhabi will be chairing the panel, which includes Sabata-Mpho Mokae, Dudu Busani-Dube, PEN SA member Helen Moffett, Rehana Rossouw and Malebo Sephodi.
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  • The Gathering 2017
    Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
    When: Thursday 3 August 2017, 9 AM
    Cost: R1500.00 – R1800.00
    PEN SA Board Member Mark Heywood will be speaking at The Gathering, which is hosted by Daily Maverick, and PEN SA member Marianne Thamm will be one of the moderators.
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  • University of Cape Town Winter School 2017
    Where: Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town
    When: Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 August 2017
    UCT’s inaugural Winter School will be taking place in August. Several PEN SA members will be holding lectures: Finuala Dowling will be in conversation with Antjie Krog in a lecture titled “Antjie Krog and Lady Anne Barnard”; David Attwell will be holding two lectures on “The Writing Event: Process, Discovery and Craft in J.M. Coetzee”; Board Member Gabeba Baderoon, Claire Robertson and Michiel Heyns will be taking part in “Writers on Writing” with Jo-Anne Richards and Sindiwe Magona; Tim Butcher will be lecturing on “H.M. Stanley and the Congo – How a Pushy Welsh Adventurer Started the Modern History of Africa” and Wendy Woodward will be holding a series of lectures on “Poetry Writing: Writing the Moment”.
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  • Launch of Current Haiku by Pat Louw, Mari Pete & Pieter Scholtz: Mondays at Six at St Clements
    Where: St Clements, Musgrave, Durban
    When: Monday 7 August 2017, 6 PM
    Bookings: Table bookings essential, phone St Clements: 031 202 2511
    PEN SA member Pieter Scholtz , Pat Louw and Mari Pete will be launching Current Haiku, followed by a recital by Sabine Baird, principal flautist of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. The evening will conclude with the launch of the St Clements Film Circle.
  • Woman Zone’s Story Café & Panel Discussion
    Where: Woman Zone’s Library, Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town
    When:Tuesday 8 August 2017, 4:30 PM to 6 PM
    PEN SA member and Modjaji Books Publisher Colleen Higgs will be speaking at Story Café along with Ambre Nicolson, author of An A to Z of Amazing South African Women, and Maxine Case, author of Softness of the Lime.
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  • Launch of The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M. Szczurek
    Where: Kalk Bay Books, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 8 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
    PEN SA board member Karina Szczurek will be launching her memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink in conversation with Ann Donald.
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  • Nadia David’s play At Her Feet showing at Artscape
    Where: Artscape Arena, Cape Town
    When: Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 August 2017
    At Her Feet, written and directed by PEN SA Board Member Nadia Davids and performed by Quanita Adams, will be showing at Artscape.
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  • Launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner and The Craft by Michael Cope
    Where: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
    When: Monday 14 August 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
    PEN SA member Douglas Reid Skinner will be launching his new poetry collection Liminal and Michael Cope will be launching his collection The Craft.
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  • Launch of The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M. Szczurek
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Wednesday 16 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA board member Karina Szczurek will be launching her memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink in conversation with Fiona Melrose.
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  • Launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner
    Where: David Krut Projects Cape Town, Montebello Design Centre, Newlands, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 16 August 2017, 6 PM to 8 PM
    PEN SA member Douglas Reid Skinner will be launching his new poetry collection Liminal.
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  • Launch of Firepool: Experiences in an abnormal world by Hedley Twidle
    Where: Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 17 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Hedley Twidle will be launching his collection of essays and creative non-fiction, Firepool: Experiences in an abnormal world.
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  • Ruth First Memorial Roundtable 2017: On Dissent
    Where: Dorothy Susskind Auditorium, Braamfontein Campus East, University of the Witwatersrand
    When: Thursday 17 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: ruthfirst2017@gmail.com by Friday 11 August
    The topic for the Ruth First Memorial Roundtable 2017 is On Dissent. PEN SA member Professor Raymond Suttner will be speaking on the panel alongside Dr Makhosi Khoza, Mbali Ntuli and Thandeka Gqubule.
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  • Launch of The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M. Szczurek
    Where: Exclusive Books Brooklyn, Pretoria
    When: Thursday 17 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: events@exclusivebooks.co.za
    PEN SA board member Karina Szczurek will be launching her memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink in conversation with Efemia Chela.
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  • Lowveld Book Festival
    Where: Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River, Mpumalanga
    When: Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August 2017
    PEN SA Board Member Karina Szcuzurek will be speaking at the second annual Lowveld Book Festival along with PEN SA members Athol Williams, Fiona Snyckers, Arthur Sithole, Isabella Morris and Gail Schimmel.
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  • Launch of Delilah Now Trending by Pamela Power
    Where: Protea Boekwinkel Stellenbosch, Bergzicht Plaza, Andringa Street, Stellenbosch
    When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 11 AM
    RSVP: Protea Boekwinkel Stellenbosch on 021 882 9100 or stellenbsoch@proteaboekwinkel.com
    PEN SA member Pamela Power will be launching her new book Delilah Now Trending in conversation with fellow member Karin Brynard.
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  • Launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner and The Craft by Michael Cope
    Where: Kalk Bay Books, Cape Town
    When: Wednesday 23 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    PEN SA member Douglas Reid Skinner will be launching his new poetry collection Liminal and Michael Cope will be launching his collection The Craft.
  • Poetry in McGregor
    Where: McGregor, Western Cape
    When: Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August 2017
    PEN SA Board Members Justin Fox and Adré Marshall will be speaking at this year’s Poetry in McGregor festival along with members Douglas Reid Skinner, Wendy Woodward, Patricia Schonstein, Athol Williams, Harry Owen, Brian Walter, Finuala Dowling, Kobus Moolman, Bernard Levinson, Geoffrey Haresnape, Jacques Coetzee, Christine Coates, Nick Mulgrew, Kerry Hammerton and Dawn Garisch.
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  • Refiloe Moahloli giving a reading of How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?
    Where: Bargain Books Centurion Mall, Pretoria
    When: Saturday 26 August 2017, 11 AM
    RSVP: centurion@bargainbooks.co.za or 012 643 1903
    PEN SA member Refiloe Moahloli will be giving a reading from her book How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?.
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  • Launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner
    Where: Moot Court, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
    When: Monday 28 August 2017, 5 PM
    RSVP: lamize.viljoen@uct.ac.za
    PEN SA member Raymond Suttner will be launching the new edition of Inside Apartheid’s Prison at UCT.
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  • Launch of The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M. Szczurek
    Where: Protea Boekwinkel, Worcester
    When: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 6 PM for 6:30 PM
    RSVP: hduplessis@proteaboekwinkel.com
    PEN SA board member Karina Szczurek will be launching her memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink.
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  • Launch of Liminal by Douglas Reid Skinner
    Where: National English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
    When: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 5:30 PM for 6 PM
    PEN SA member Douglas Reid Skinner will be launching his new poetry collection Liminal.
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  • Jozi Book Fair 2017
    Where: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg
    When: Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September 2017
    The theme for this year’s Jozi Book Fair is “Women and Literature”. PEN SA member Kopano Matlwa and Shailja Patel have been named as the guests of this year’s fair.
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